2013 Weekly Photo Project

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Jan 182013

Despite not being able to successfully finish last year's Project 52, I wanted to challenge myself again this year. To that end, I've joined the folks over at the G+ Weekly Photo Project for 2013.

Last week's theme was Winter (or Summer, depending on your hemisphere) and here is the photo I submitted for it:

Winter IMG_3027

This was taken shortly after the heavy snowfall we got here in Calgary the week before. In addition, I've been on a bit of a black-and-white experimentation kick after treating myself to a copy of the latest version of the OnOne Suite 7 set of post-processing tools.

Winter IMG_3022

Winter IMG_3020

Looking forward to taking on the challenge again!

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April (Frozen) Showers

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Apr 132012

We saw a lot of precipitation here in Calgary yesterday. It started out as rain throughout the day and as the evening approached, it turned to snow. Of course, this no longer comes as a surprise to many of us who live here. By the time I got home, it was starting to accumulate, so I snapped a few shots of the big fluffy flakes of snow as it was coming down.

April (Frozen) Showers IMG_0083

April (Frozen) Showers IMG_0094

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Project52 – Out with the Cold

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Mar 122012

For this week's Project52 theme of 'Spring', I took this shot of what it seems like we're seeing a lot of here in Calgary. The snow is melting, but it's getting pretty dirty in the meantime. Of course, it then melts onto the dead grass, pooling into little puddles of mud. Can't wait until it's all gone and the foliage actually starts to turn green again!

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Winter Walk Revisited

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Jan 062012

One of the things I decided to do this year is to step back into the archives to review, cleanup, and reorganize my photo libraries. In addition to that, I'm going to start collecting and putting together a better set of photos that I can call a portfolio and eventually add to a print run or several. To that end, over the next little while, I'm going to try posting these on a semi-regular basis here on the blog. I'm going to do away with the "Friday's Photo" category and just try to post whenever I can – at least once a week, but possibly more.

For this first post, we go back a couple of years ago, when I went on one of my first photo walks during a warm day in the middle of winter. At that point, I was just getting started in photography armed with a Canon Rebel XTi (aka 400D) and its kit lenses. I probably took several dozen shots that day, but I decided to only pick out a few of my better ones.

One of These Things is Not Like the Others

Forgotten Toque

Pine Cones

Frozen Leaf

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Friday's Photo – Fresh Snow

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Dec 232011

The weather forecast has us expecting a brown Christmas here in Calgary this year. We've been enjoying some unusually warm weather over the last couple of weeks, which has helped melt away a lot of the white stuff that had accumulated a few weeks ago. Despite this lack of winter, I noticed these couple of shots of fresh fallen snow I had taken a couple of years ago while I was digging around my archives doing some cleanup.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.. A big Merry Christmas to you and yours and all the best for a Happy New Year! Cheers!

Fresh Snow IMG_5643

Fresh Snow IMG_5644

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